Results Round Up From Swansea, Yate, Bedford, Cardiff & Elsewhere

Thursday 14th June was the Paul Popham running club 5K series at Swansea where there was another great turnout of 18 of our senior endurance runners. In the men’s there was a fine victory for Matthew Rees in a time of (15.50) who was followed across the line by 3rd placed Patrick Jones (17.14), Daniel Otteson had a strong run to break into the top 10 in 9th (18.32) to make our top 3 men. In the womens race Helen-Marie Davies was home for the club first in 3rd (20.00), just behind in 4th was Abigayle Goodrick-Latham (20.08) and Megan Clements in 8th (22.05). Very well done to everyone who ran in very windy conditions, setting some fast times in the process. Click here for the full results.
 
Sunday 17th June was round 3 of 3 in the U13 & U15 Youth Development league at Yate. After a strong start for the team winning the first two fixtures, the team placed 2nd in Yate guaranteeing progression to the regional final, which in turn will decide which teams again progress to the UK Grand Final. Despite fielding an incomplete team there was great team spirit in wet and windy conditions with individual highlights including A string wins from:
U15B Sam Petherbridge (11.40) which would of equalled the club record if a legal wind speed had been recorded & (23.54) 200m; Charlie Holland (38.25) 300m & (2.07.36) 800m; William Trott (3.10m) Pole Vault; Oscar Dun (11.56m) Shot; Sam Petherbridge; Owain Clarke, Harvey James & Charlie Holland (2.41.20) 4 x 300m.
U15G Carys Poole (4.97m) Long Jump; Chloe Jones (9.03m) Shot and Emily Collins (31.05m) Hammer. 
U13B Oliver Clarkson (13.26) 100m and Thomas Gorvett (31.00m) Javelin.
U13G Sarah Lyons (4.60m) Long Jump and Lucy Harris (21.21m) Javelin.
Our thanks to all the athletes who have represented the club across the three fixtures, many of which took part in all three, thanks also to the team managers who have the unenviable task of trying to field full teams. The very best of luck to all those athletes who are waiting to be selected for the regional final. Click here for the full results and click here for the league table.
 
The weekend of Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June were the England Athletics U20 & U23 Championships at Bedford incorporating the trials for the World Junior Championships. It was fantastic to see 12 Swansea Harriers compete against the very best U18, U20 & U23 athletes in the UK; U23M Daniel Beadsley progressed to the 100m semi final placing 3rd in (10.91) and was 3rd in his 200m heat (22.08); U23M Callum Davies (11.23) was 7th in his 100m heat; U23W Hannah Brier just missed out on a medal by 0.01 of a second in the 100m final clocking (11.93); U20M Joseph Brier progressed all the way to 400m final eventually finishing 5th in (47.96); U23W Olivia Caesar had a superb run for 400m SILVER (54.91); U20W Cari Hughes just missed out on a medal too in 4th (4.31.96) over 1500m; U20M Conor Smith had a great run over 3000m placing 5th in the final (9.16.0); U23M Michael Wilson placed 5th in his 110m Hurdles heat (15.69); U18M Tomos Slade had a great run too over 110m Hurdles placing 4th in (13.91) the same time as the 3rd placed athlete, making 3 of our members to just miss out on a medal; the main highlight of the weekend was GOLD for U20W Lauren Williams in (59.21) and another all time club record and just 0.70 seconds away from the World Junior Championships qualifying standard of (58.50); our 3rd medal of the championships came from U23W Jade Brewster who won BRONZE in the Pole Vault with (3.50m) as her best vault and a fourth and final medal came from U20M Osaze Aghedo in the Triple Jump with a best of (14.69m) for BRONZE. An excellent set of results and medal haul, very many congratulations to them all, click here for the full results.
 
Wednesday 20th June was the Welsh Athletics Sprints Only Open Meeting at Cardiff where our fastest athletes in each group in graded race were: SM Daniel Beadsley (10.81) 100m & (21.70) 200m; U17M Steffan Jones (11.29) 100m & (22.59) 200m; U15B Sam Petherbridge (11.85) 100m; SW Katie-Jane Priest (12.73) 100m and SW Donna Jones (27.06) 200m. Very well done to everyone who took part from the club, click here for the full results.
 
Meanwhile elsewhere . . . . . . . SM David Greene on 20th June runs a world class European Athletics 400m Hurdles qualifying time of (49.59) in Goleniów, POLAND, it would be fantastic to see him selected again for Great Britain of he’s done enough to impress the selectors. SM Jonathan Tobin runs (1.53.23) for 800m at Traffod on 12th June; big brother SM Paul runs (1.58.26) over 800m too at Tipton on 19th June; SW Hannah Munday runs (40.03) over 10km at Beachley on 17th June.